GENERAL SUMMARY: Under general direction, this classification is responsible for performing post-mortem examinations as the legally designated Medical Examiner for Macomb County, including microscopic and toxicology studies to determine official cause and manner of death in legally required cases. Investigates and identifies cause of death using approved medical procedures, and notifies next of kin. Conducts authorized autopsies, performs microscopic and macroscopic studies of organs and fluids, and prepares reports detailing post-mortem inspections, including conditions relating to disease and a statement relating to cause of death. Develops methods of operation for professional and technical employees assisting in post-mortem studies to assure complete and thorough autopsy results. Testifies as an expert witness in criminal cases in Macomb County regarding findings.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides oversight and guidance to Deputy Medical Examiners in their investigations into circumstances of death.
- Performs post-mortem examinations including microscopic and toxicological studies to determine official cause and manner of death in legally required cases.
- Conducts autopsies, performs microscopic studies of organs and fluids and prepares reports detailing post-mortem inspections including conditions relating to disease and a statement relating to the cause of death.
- Performs medicolegal investigations, forensic autopsies, and completes reports.
- Responds to scene investigations of homicides and suspicious deaths.
- Testifies as an expert witness in court, depositions and criminal cases.
- Responsible for maintaining timely and accurate records.
- Confers with prosecutors and police investigators regarding cases.
- Oversees laboratory services.
- Provides and maintains liaison activities with law enforcement, health agencies and other organizations.
- Signs death and cremation certificates.
- Assists in developing back-up forensic pathology services.
- Oversees all aspects of the medical-legal investigation of Medical Examiner cases of death.
- Conducts information/education programs for law enforcement personnel, hospital personnel and employees of funeral homes as to the operation and procedures of the Medical Examiner System.
- May make funeral and burial arrangements for unclaimed bodies.
- Operates an automobile while performing assigned duties.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- Graduate of a regularly chartered and legally constituted medical school or college, or osteopathic medical school or college
- Completed a training program in anatomic pathology accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent
- Two years experience in the medical examiner and/or forensic field
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Certification in anatomic and forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology or by the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology
Required Licenses or Certifications:
- Physician license and in good standing in the State of Michigan
- Must be Board Certified anatomic and forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology or by the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology
- Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and operable insured automobile for authorized travel
- 30 days PTO and 14.5 paid holidays
- Fully paid Health, Dental, Vision with zero employee premiums
- Auto and cell phone allowance
- Defined 401(a) generous County match
How to apply
Please apply at: https://macombgov.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/details/Medical-Examiner_R23000436?q=medi